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by Lee Short
September 15th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Chezeaux (Ponsot) Chambolle Charmesb1er
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: TN: 2013 Chezeaux (Ponsot) Chambolle Charmesb1er

Anyone had the 95 or 96 recently?
by Lee Short
September 12th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lucky streak of no Premox
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: A lucky streak of no Premox

Okay, maybe I need to read and taste more, but drinking those 96 Chablis this summer - would a 23 year old Chablis that is oxidized be "premoxed?" How about that it was just "oxidized?" I get that 96 was cool, should age well, and I did have a 97 Leflaive (Combettes?) about 5 years ago that was cle...
by Lee Short
September 10th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lucky streak of no Premox
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: A lucky streak of no Premox

Thank you for sharing your notes! I'll have to raid the farmer's market this weekend 2000 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis La Forest -- Showed very nicely, but I won't hold my remaining bottles much longer. Had that note of gruyere that I love in old Chablis. What is it about these that makes you want to dr...
by Lee Short
September 10th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Chanterelle tortilla. Made like spanish tortilla, but with chanterelles instead of potatoes. Like enough sauteed chanterelles to fill the skillet, and just enough egg to cover.
by Lee Short
September 9th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lucky streak of no Premox
Replies: 6
Views: 656

A lucky streak of no Premox

We've been slowly eating our way through a good first harvest of chanterelles. We've had chanterelles in frittata, tortilla, in soups, with halibut, and over fresh tagliatelle. And chanterelles mean chardonnay, a very fine match -- repeatedly confirmed with these dinners. So over the past couple wee...
by Lee Short
September 9th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 801

Re: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?

The follow-on model to what I have now: The Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium, plus the rotisserie. I'd go 26" if they made a rotisserie for it.

EDIT: I see you were looking for gas. Well, nevermind.
by Lee Short
September 7th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Food in Willamette.
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Food in Willamette.

Martha's Tacos in Lafayette for a palate cleansing lunch.
by Lee Short
September 5th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling Wine Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Traveling Wine Glasses

If you’re driving I would recommend a wine glass carrying case and take your good glasses. No need to sacrifice when traveling. When we are driving, we often take the convertible, where packing space is definitely at a premium. I suppose if we were only taking 2 stems, that wouldn't really be such ...
by Lee Short
September 4th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling Wine Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Traveling Wine Glasses

We're looking to get a few wine glasses for traveling. We don't normally like stemless, but for this application the space savings and the lack of a fragile stem are strong benefits, and the early frontrunners are from Schott Zweisel -- Forte Stemless Tumblers and Air Stemless Red Wine Glasses Any o...
by Lee Short
September 4th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3296

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

1997 whites in Chablis and the Mâconnais have given me great drinking this year, and Vincent Dauvissat was waxing lyrical about the harvest. Huh. I had my last bottles of 97 Dauvissat Forest and Clos this year, and felt that both of them were past best. Past bottles have been better than the vintag...
by Lee Short
September 4th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6624

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

One of the great things about Burgundy is the diverse flavors from different producers and different appellations. It is not surprising at all that different of us have different favorites. I know that this makes Burgundy maddening to a lot of people, but to me this is at the heart of its greatness...
by Lee Short
September 2nd, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3112

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

When I lived in Seattle, I did both onsite and offsite. My offsite was with Seattle Wine Storage, Chuck's place, and I used the very cost effective pallet storage option for wines that I didn't need to access for several years.
by Lee Short
September 2nd, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

Thanks, guys, for confirming my suspicions.

I wasn't going to spend a ton of money, but there are clearly better places to spend it.
by Lee Short
September 2nd, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

Is this the same guys who were implicated in fraudulent activity or something back in the day?

Anybody bought older wines from them? Did the wines have good provenance? Looking at some cheaper old burgs.
by Lee Short
September 1st, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 932

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

+1 on two sinks. Make sure that one of them and the refrigerator are both accessible from the dining room without having to go through the cooking space. Also the silverware drawer. Glass cabinet fronts on the cabinets that will hold dinner plates and glasses. And make these, too, accessible without...
by Lee Short
September 1st, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chanterelles.
Replies: 61
Views: 4873

Re: Chanterelles.

I've never liked mushrooms pickled in vinegar. The vinegar just dominates the mushroom flavor. Maybe if I ate them within a couple of days of pickling, they would be fine. But then why bother to pickle? I do really like this recipe for marinated mushrooms, though: https://honest-food.net/italian-mar...
by Lee Short
September 1st, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 146
Views: 6102

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

So much doom and gloom (and some good old circular-logical trolling thrown in for good measure). I think there are lots of delicious chardonnays under $35, some even under $20. But folks are right, you won't find them in your average supermarket. I don't find the chardonnays that I drink to have wei...
by Lee Short
August 30th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Deux Vert
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2010 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Deux Vert

Had the 2009 a few weeks ago, and it was lovely. Sounds like it was a bit more ready that the 2010, but still on the young side of its mature period.
by Lee Short
August 29th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 146
Views: 6102

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Josh Grossman wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:20 pm
RichardFlack wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Ok time for thread drift...,
What about Pinot Grigio and Gamay in this regard?
Grigio is tasteless compared to Pinot gris!!!
Said like someone who's only ever tasted crappy examples.

Jermann would like a few words with you out back.
by Lee Short
August 27th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chanterelles.
Replies: 61
Views: 4873

Re: Chanterelles.

Resurrecting this thread, because it was great. And chanterelles are definitely here already in both the coast range and the Cascades. Went out Sunday and came back with oodles. Everyone knows that Tortilla Espanola is potatoes held together with eggs and onions. Tortilla a la Gallega is potatoes he...
by Lee Short
August 27th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4735

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

I am always up for an aged Oregon Pinot Noir Tasting. I used most of my old wines when I had the shop, but I know there are wines from the early 2000s hiding somewhere. I know I have a lot of one offs if it was a small group. Heck I could do older Chardonnay to start. This has been the trick for th...
by Lee Short
August 19th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?
Replies: 89
Views: 6112

Re: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?

Anyone tried the Bunnahabhain Ceobanach?
by Lee Short
August 16th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italian wine list assistance
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Italian wine list assistance

For a white, I strongly recommend the Winkl. I haven't had the 2017, but the 16 and 18 are both fantastic. It certainly won't be like any new world SB, but it's a great example of the whites from the area, in the form of Sauv Blanc. And it does have a lot of SB character. A lot. But the structure ma...
by Lee Short
August 14th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The First Taste of Fall
Replies: 0
Views: 333

The First Taste of Fall

Here in the Pacific Northwest, summer has been limping along for a couple of weeks, trying not to give way to full-on autumn. One of the sensations that clearly marks fall for me is the smell of fresh chanterelles sauteing in butter. I picked up some chanterelles over the weekend, and cooked them up...
by Lee Short
August 14th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 93
Views: 7133

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 9:24 am
That 20176 Thivin is smokin.
Yeah, you know how those time portals heat matter up.
by Lee Short
August 13th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2084

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thanks! I've always thought something like this would make for an interesting tasting. With my recent tasting of the 2 upper Enderle & Moll bottlings from 2009 I wasn't too thrilled with spatbugunder with 10 years of age on it. I feel like that’s more an Enderle & Moll issue though based on their w...
by Lee Short
August 5th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

Re: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...

I'm skeptical that Zin can stand up to it, unless the Zin already tastes like bourbon.

But Sauv Blanc? Yikes
by Lee Short
August 5th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2913

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

Late to the party here, but let me second/recommend that you look into: Edmunds St John, Briceland, Cabot, Sandler, Signal Ridge, Mattiasson, Navarro, and Dirty and Rowdy. Lots to look into within your price range, and without stretching your tastes too much. For some bigger wines, I''m not the best...
by Lee Short
July 28th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Report back on a few days in the Jura and Beaujolais
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Report back on a few days in the Jura and Beaujolais

Mike Rodgers wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 6:01 am
Glad you enjoyed the Jura wines, Vin Jaune is very interesting, can also be pricey.
Did you try dishes made with this? I had a "poulet au vin jaune" Spectacular.....
If you go mid to late spring, you are likely to find the version with morels. Very high recommended.
by Lee Short
July 28th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?
Replies: 89
Views: 6112

Re: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?

Sarah, yes it was the 12 year. I'll plan on grabbing a bottle of it sooner or later.
by Lee Short
July 28th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?
Replies: 89
Views: 6112

Re: Which Scotch distilleries are firing on all cylinders?

Is Lagavulin really back? Sounds like it must be. Used to drink tons of it back in the day, before they were bought out and disappeared from the market for a couple of years. Tried it a couple of times after the reappearance and thought it was only OK, but probably haven't bought a bottle in 10-12 ...
by Lee Short
July 21st, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1417

Re: 1981 wine

Rare Wine Co has the 1981 Lopez de Heredia Gran Riservas (all of them) available. You could do a lot worse. In general, 1981 was a very good but not great year in Rioja, any decent bottling you can find should still be good. I've had good luck with the few 1981 bordeaux I've had, but someone else he...
by Lee Short
July 4th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13909

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I pay for CT, like I said above, please read before you type cheers You called Eric a hypocrite because CT is a pay site. It is not. Congratulations for donating though. not looking for congratulations, just following Eric's annual ask on CT, no brainer I think I typed "maybe" 4WIW thanks for being...
by Lee Short
July 4th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2183

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

A little of this, a little of that... At our cabin with some other families. I'm joining the Bedrock bandwagon. Having folks over for a mixed bbq on the Weber kettle (homemade 5-spice brats, chicken thighs in 2 marinades, smoked pork chops, shitakes in ginger/garlic, tomatoes, spring onions). Openi...
by Lee Short
June 12th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2572

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Malted barley.

Preferably with peat.
by Lee Short
June 12th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 2330

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

Paul, the MATTHIASSON Linda Vista from Napa is excellent, usually around 28-30 bucks. It's made in a crisper cleaner style, sans all the vanilla, glycerine and junk like that. Here is a link if you want to see the wine I am talking about.... https://www.matthiasson.com/wines/detail?item=2017-matthi...
by Lee Short
June 11th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 93
Views: 7133

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

I want to put a case of 2017s together, and have access to the following wines. Which wines and how much of each would you recommend? TIA. 2017 Chateau Thivin Brouilly Reverdon 2017 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly Cuvee Zaccharie 2017 Domaine du Vissoux Fleurie les Garants 2017 Domaine du Vissoux F...
by Lee Short
June 10th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '01 Chevillon - Nuits St George - Les Roncieres
Replies: 23
Views: 1162

Re: TN: '01 Chevillon - Nuits St George - Les Roncieres

Had a bottle of this on Sunday with chicken and morels in vin rouge over brown rice (rather than the classical vin jaune, and bread). Decanted 15 minutes before serving, and was fantastic from the start. Faded a wee bit after several hours, but was still quite fine. If the Roncieres is this good, ca...
by Lee Short
June 9th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 3360

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Best fast food fries I've had are here in PDX at the local chain Little Big Burger.

Go for the fries, get a burger to fill out your meal.
by Lee Short
June 8th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

To follow up on my earlier post, I found and opened a bottle of 2002 Roillette (regular) on Thursday night. The cork was as perfect a 17-year-old cork as I've ever seen. The wine showed nicely, better than the last bottle I had a few months ago. Still on the downslope, but just barely. Definitely dr...
by Lee Short
June 5th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

Drinking 2007s mostly. 2002s, I have a few, but they should have been drunk by now, just need to find the few remaining bottles and do them in. 2000s are still holding nicely, but most have been drinking well for a while. Last 2005s I had needed more time, but that was a couple of years ago. Haven't...
by Lee Short
May 22nd, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon. How are other '09s drinking?

Haven't had any 09s recently, but I the Brun Moulin-a-Vent is often a wine for the long haul. The 00 is still on the early side of maturity.
by Lee Short
May 22nd, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2996

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

SC Mountain Chard is a leaner style than say Russian River or Napa, but they are still a poster child of new world fruitier versions of Chardonnay in comparison to mineral driven, higher acid Chablis. Perhaps Oregon/Washington would be closer stylistically than SC Mountains. So I completely agree t...
by Lee Short
May 22nd, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1667

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

3,000 dollars to ship 42 bottles of wine? Damn. You can't Fed Ex them? If you are truly compelled to transport them, that's hardly any space you are taking up. Keep them in the temperature controlled part of the vehicle with you and they will remain at the same temperature as you for the entire tri...
by Lee Short
May 18th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4049

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I don't, for the reasons others have said. I've got a substantial number of bottles, and entering them all would be a nontrivial task. I've made an uneasy truce with the amount of paperwork I already have in my life, and adding in the everyday chore of entering new purchases and bottles consumed isn...
by Lee Short
May 18th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots

Thanks for the note, Doug. Don't have the 02 Epenots, just the Rugiens, and wasn't planning on opening one for another five years or more. It sounds like my intuition was good, but it's good to have some degree of confirmation.
by Lee Short
May 16th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states

Todd Hamina wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Something from the Szepsy family.
Listen to Todd, for he is wise man.
by Lee Short
May 15th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20-$25 wine
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Best $20-$25 wine

White: I can't help you with a selection from CA, but if you're willing to make this your one Euro wine, the 2017 Pepiere Muscadet Clos des Briords is a knock out. You won't regret it. Sparkling: I can't improve on your own idea of Schramsberg. I do quite like the Signal Ridge "Little Pink Bubbles,"...
by Lee Short
May 14th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Bumping this thread to see if we can't actually get something hashed out.

Last Friday in May? First Friday in June?

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